Kenyans continue to lament the record high cost of fuel after President William Ruto scrapped off the fuel subsidy.
A section of bodaboda operators who refer to themselves as hustlers have faulted Ruto for failing to consider their plight before scrapping off the subsidy that cushioned them.
“The government should consider hustlers because we are suffering. We can barely afford food for our families,” said a bodaboda operator.
“Making Ksh. 1,000 in a day has become difficult. Like right now I only have Ksh. 200 since the day begun,” said the operators.
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Fuel prices went up on September 14 after the Energy Petroleum Regulations Authority reviewed the fuel prices.
Super Petrol went up by Ksh. 20 from the previous Ksh. 159.30 to 179.30 per litre, Diesel went up by Ksh. 25 to Ksh. 165 while Kerosene increased by Ksh. 20 to Ksh. 147 in Nairobi.
“In accordance with Section 101(y) of the Petroleum Act 2019, Legal Notice No.196 of 2010 and Legal Notice No. 26 of 2012, the Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority has calculated the maximum retail prices of petroleum products for the period September 15 to October 14, 2022,” EPRA stated.
A section of Kenya kwanza leaders have however called for patience from Kenyans saying that they are working on bringing the costs of fuel down.